Roscoe (Tody) Holliman, Sr., died on Tuesday, Oct. 25, after a brief illness.
Mr. Holliman was born in Lawrence County on July 1, 1939. On May 20, 1961, he was joined in holy matrimony to Geneva Riley, and to this union seven children were born.
Mr. Holliman was preceded in death by both his parents, Georgia Mae Holliman and Jim Bo Mincey and two brothers, Lee Holliman and Charles Peter Holliman.
Roscoe attended Byrd School in Pridgen. He later moved to Broxton, where at an early age, he received Christ in his life. He joined the Miracle Temple Holiness Church under the leadership of Apostle Charles Wilkerson. In 1997, he joined the Star of David Holiness Church, which is now Emmanuel Deliverance Center, under the leadership of Pastor Nancy Brewton where he served faithfully, as deacon, until his health began to fail.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 44 years, seven children, one brother, one sister, one uncle, 10 sisters-in-law, and eight brothers-in-law: Geneva Riley-Holliman (wife); Velma (Freddie) Crowder of Hope Mills, N.C; Michael W. Holliman of Belleville, Mi.; Loretta (Norman) Greer of Park Forest, Ill.; Angela Holliman-Noble of Jacksonville, Fla.; Roscoe (Linda) Holliman, Jr. of Douglas; Pamela (Eddie) Simpson of Douglas; Necarus Holliman of Douglas; (Brother) Roosevelt Holliman, Sr.; (Sister) Vera Gant; one special brother-in-law, E.L. Smith of Broxton; one special Uncle, Clinton Mincey of Eastman; (brothers and sisters-in-law) Mary (Robert) Sanks of Douglas; Nancy (David) Brewton of Douglas; Annie Jenkins of Douglas; Yvonne (Loride) Jackson of Douglas; Alberta (William) McKver of Jacksonville, Fla.; Willie (Connie) Riley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Charlie (Darquita) Riley of Broxton; Cleveland (Caroyln) Riley of Fayetteville, N.C.; Lorean Pitchford of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mary Agnes (Jack) McKver of Jacksonville, Fla.
He also leaves to mourn 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one special niece, Odell Dunnam of Douglas, two god-daughters, Pamela Smith-Gaskin of Savannah, and Stephanie Graham of Broxton.
Funeral services for Mr. Holliman were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Young's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Douglas with Pastor Johnnie Watkins officiating. Special musical selections were rendered by the Emmanuel Deliverance Center Choir, the Word of Promise Choir and the Broxton Male Chorus. A solo was rendered by Min. Loretta Holliman-Greer.
Interment followed in the Broxton City Cemetery in Broxton.
Honorary pallbearers were: Jamirious Crowder, Marquayivic Paulk, Leonard Johnson, Roscoe Holliman, Jr. Cortez Holliman, Brandon Simpson, Necarus Holliman and Norman Greer. Active pallbearers were: the One Hundred Men in Black. Doctor Sakeitha L. Crowder was an honorary flower attendant. Flower attendants were Tiffaney L. Holliman, Zorkeya A. Hughes, Gabrielle D. Morton, Ynika M. Holliman, Evette Paulk, Tel‚ Yawnia S. Holliman, Ikerra Simpson and Anika K. Simpson.
The family of Roscoe Holliman, Sr., gives gratitude and thanks for every expression of kindness and sympathy during this time of bereavement. It is a blessing to know that friends share our sorrow. May God richly bless each and every one of you is our prayer.
McIver Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.
Minnie L. Hutto
Funeral services for Minnie L. (Mikki) Hutto, 59, of Port Orange, Fla., who passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, were held today, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond with Rev. Donnie Wilkes officiating.
Mikki’s family received friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mikki was born on Sept. 15, 1946 in Douglas and moved to this area in 2004 from Sebring, Fla. She and her husband Melvin pastored together at the Assembly of God Church in Okeechobee and were in ministry for over 20 years. She enjoyed being a nurse and was very good at caring for people.
Mikki was a member and attended Calvary Christian Church in Ormond Beach. Mikki is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Melvin; her son Dwayne of Port Orange, Fla.; her sister Betty Jean Strickland of Belle Glade, Fla.; her nieces Barbara Jean Gummerie and Brittany Strickland; nephews, Forrest Alan Strickland, Danny Harper, and Jerry Harper. She was predeceased by her brothers Jessie Carroll Strickland and Jerry Wayne Strickland. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.
Othelia J. Moore
Mrs. Othelia Johnson Moore, age 81 of Metter, passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Moore was born on March 5, 1924 to the late Joseph Peacock and the late Mengloria Ward. She was a native of Bulloch County and a member of the Johnson Chapel Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Julia Nell Gordon and husband James of Metter, and Annie Bell Johnson of Douglas; two sons, Hayward Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Albert Moore, Jr., of Douglas; one sister, Blondie Johnson of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters-in-law, Bessie L. Johnson of Nicholls, Denise (Mose) Johnson of Nicholls, Gladys Pearl Watkins of Swainsboro, Beatrice Turner of Lexsy, and Maggie Moore of Nicholls; two brothers-in-law, John Henry Johnson of Miami, Fla., and Jack Moore of Moultrie; one niece, Fanny May Moore of Nicholls; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m., at Johnson Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Webb, pastor, and Elder Delmus G. Mosley, officiating. The congregation sang several selections. Interment followed in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Vernon Turner, L.J. Hughes, John Willie Turner, Wallace Turner, Alphonso Hughes, and James Hughes.
Mosley’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. Thomas L. 'T.L.' Adams
Rev. Thomas L. “T.L.” Adams, age 66, of Douglas, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 20, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, following an extended illness.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean H. Adams of Douglas; two sons, Tommy Gene Adams and wife Simeon, and Trey Adams and wife April, all of Douglas; one daughter, Tammy Renee Adams of Douglas; four grandchildren, Shasta Lynn Adams of Pensacola, Fla., Mandy Jeaneau Adams of Tampa, Fla., Shaun Quincey Adams and Abra Brooke Adams both of Douglas; three sisters, Wanda Stone, Francis Woods, and Cleo Chaney, all of Douglas; five brothers, Donald Adams of Jacksonville, Fla., Woodrow Adams of Hinesville, Wendell Adams of Jonesboro, Randy Adams and Kenny Adams, both of Douglas; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Davis and two brothers, Dorman Adams and Thurston Yancey.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m., at Rocky Pond Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Harrell Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Rocky Pond Building Fund.
The family will be receiving friends this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ricketson Funeral Home.
Ricketson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Oraville A. Day
Mr. Oraville A. Day, age 71, of McRae, formerly of Coffee County, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, at his residence in McRae, following an extended illness.
Mr. Day, a native of Ambrose, had lived in McRae for the past few years. He was the son of the late John A. Day and the late Mattie Lou Ricketson Day. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Major with 22 years of service to our country. Mr. Day had served in Korea, Vietnam, and France, as well as bases in Georgia. During his service career, he was awarded seven Bronze Stars. Mr. Day was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Telfair County.
Survivors include: his wife, Carlene S. Day of McRae; one brother, Marvin L. Day and wife Allene of Pell City, Ala.; one sister, Christine Day of Birmingham, Ala.; three brothers-in-law, Charles Smith and wife Carol of Brunswick, Carol Smith and wife Shirley of Ocilla, and Jack D. Smith and wife Sara of Perry; two sisters-in-law, Sue S. Bloodworth and husband George C. of Milledgeville, and Linda Johnson and husband Gary of Douglas; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Telfair County, with Rev. Ben Waller and Rev. Otis Beal officiating. Special musical selections, “Where He Leads Me” and “Victory In Jesus,” both presented by the congregation. “Double Portion” was rendered by the Macedonia Baptist Church Choir and “Mansion Over The Hill Top” was presented by Kirby Jones, with Elizabeth Giddens accompanying at the piano. Prelude and postlude soft hymns were presented by pianist, Elizabeth Giddens. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were: Andy Smith, Charles Hutto, Greg Gunn, Gary Anderson, Danny Smith, and Carlton Bloodworth.
Ricketson Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. Johnny Hendley
Rev. Johnny Hendley, age 70, of Nashville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, at his home.
Rev. Hendley was born in Berrien County to the late Willie Hendley and the late Lottie Roberts Hendley. He was a retired grocer, farmer and Baptist Minister and also retired from the Wood Shop at Chaparral Boats and was a member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Vivian Nix Hendley of Nashville; one daughter, Glenda Roland of Douglas; two sons, Johnny Wade Hendley of Nashville and Gregory Bryant Hendley of Adel; six sisters, Elzie Justiss of Savannah, Eula Evans of Mayville, Ark., Elnita Swain of Tifton, Doris Griner of Nashville, Jean Faulkner of Nashville and Carolyn Barber of Hahira; two brothers, Dempsey Hendley of Marietta, and Beuman Hendley of Vidalia; and three grandchildren. Rev. Hendley was preceded in death by a grandson, Gabe Hendley.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Connell and Rev. Ed Gilliard officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: Mason Hendley, Jordan Roland, Buddy DeLoach, Charles Benefield, Brian Giddens, and Bruce Bailey.
Honorary pallbearers will include: Gary Outlaw, James Griner, James Royals, Clifton Hendley, Milford Anderson, Harold Stewart, Luther Lee, Joseph Jordan, Henry Hersey, J.E. Redding, Johnny Burch, Wonnie Royals, Rev. J.W. Dukes, III, Vernon Davis, Robert Trowell, Elbert Bailey, Wesley McGee, and George Rowan, Jr.
Lovein Funeral Home of Nashville is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jimmy Killiebrew, age 64 of Douglas, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 16, at Coffee Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Killiebrew was born on Jan. 19, 1941, in Turner County, son of the late Elester and Pearl Killiebrew. He was a member of New Beulah Baptist Church of Wray.
He leaves to cherish his memories: A loving devoted wife, Laura Mae Killiebrew of Douglas; one daughter Valarie (John) Wilcox of Douglas; five grandchildren, Adrieana N. Wilcox, Allen J. Campbell, Lashonda T. Campbell, Tykevius R. Wilcox, Tyteana L. Wilcox and a devoted loving niece Francine Johnson, all of Douglas; six brothers, Raymond Killiebrew, Gary (Juanita) Killiebrew of Ocilla, Elester June Killiebrew of Lake Worth, Fla., Eddie (Gwen) Killiebrew of Mystic, Lorenzo (Marie) Killiebrew and Russell Killiebrew of Ambrose; eight sisters, Annie Joe Mobley, Carrie (L.H.) Mobley and Pearlie Mae Gooslby, all of Wray, Mary (Fletcher Lee) Daniels of Broxton, Dale Ellerton and Rosemary Coney of Ambrose, Marie Killiebrew of Douglas, and Wanda Tucker of Jacksonville, N.C.; five sisters-in-law, Georgia Kate Killiebrew, Annie Mae Anderson, Lillie (William) Williams, Almeta Bennett, and Clara Mae Dunson; two brothers-in-law, Robert Dunson and Jerry Dunson; seven aunts; Five uncles and a host of nieces and nephews and sorrowing friends also survive.
Two siblings preceded him in death, Ruby D. McQueen and Bobby Joe Killiebrew. Also, one sister-in-law preceded him in death, Zona Mae Manning, and one brother-in-law preceded him in death, Efron Ellerton.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Eva Chapel COGIC in Wray with Rev. L.H. Mobley officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were: Santania Killiebrew, Sharon Sams, Nicholas Coney Tonya Killiebrew, Peggy Ann Killiebrew and Eric Coney.
Active pallbearers were: Antonio McQueen, Stevie Nickerson, Louis Mitchell, Terrence Thornton, Warren Tomberlin and Petrocellie Goolsby. Special musical selections were performed by soloists Samantha Vickers and Emmanuel Wilson. The eulogy was performed the Rev. L.H. Mobley. Burial followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Wray.
McIver Funeral Home of was in charge of the arrangements.
Minnie Darley Mancil
Mrs. Minnie D. Mancil, age 82 of Willacoochee, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 10, at her home following a brief illness.
A native of Wheeler County, Mrs. Mancil was born Nov. 26, 1922, daughter of Andrew J. and Viola Sikes Darley. She was a homemaker, former textile worker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Mancil was preceded in death by a son, Harvie Mancil.
Survivors include: twin sons, Hiram Mancil and wife Carolyn of Willacoochee, Julian Mancil and wife Kathy of Willacoochee; one sister, Nora Robertson of Harrison, Ark.; two brothers, Herman Darley of Baton Rogue, La. and Frankie Darley of Venezuela, South America. Eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mancil were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Willacoochee City Cemetery with Rev. Leland Watson officiating. Special musical selections included "Go Rest High On That Mountain" and "Send Your Best Angel For My Mother," rendered by Mattie Courdle, Eugene Courdle and Larry Courdle with Eugene Courdle and Larry Courdle accompanying on the guitar. The interment followed in the Willacoochee City Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were: Micky Mancil, Bobby Mancil, Henry Mancil, Ricky Roberts, Bobby Shatto and James Troupe.
Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ada Lee Wills Roberson, age 76, of Douglas, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, at home following a brief illness.
Mrs. Roberson, a native of Jefferson County, Alabama, was born Oct. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Roy Randolph and Alice Estelle Abbott Wills. She was a retired accountant with the training center in Coffee County and her church membership was at the Douglas First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: husband, Fred Blakely Roberson, Jr. of Douglas; daughter, Dr. Robin Roberson Murphy of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Jane Blackwood of Phoenix, Ariz. and Shirley Cook of Summerville, Fla.; and a grandson, Allan Murphy of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Douglas First United Methodist Church with Rev. Benji Varnell officiating. The congregation sang, “When We All Get To Heaven” with Allison Eastin, pianist. Burial followed in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Active pallbearers were: Joe Polk, Jr., Chris Calhoun, Earl Brice, John Cunningham, Wes Abler, David Davis and David Dukes.
Honorary pallbearers were: First United Methodist Church Circle 2 Members of UMW.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jaquilla Ja-Love Weaver
Little Miss Jaquilla Ja-Love Weaver, age five months old, daughter of Mr. Willis Weaver and Mrs. Sara King of Douglas passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Little Miss Weaver was born on May 20 to Mr. Willis Weaver and Mrs. Sara King. She was a member of Overcomers Tabernacle of Faith and Praise Ministry of Douglas.
She leaves to cherish her memories: father, Willis Weaver of Douglas; mother, Sara King of Douglas; six brothers, Marcus Dewayne Webster of Abercore, New Mexico, Mario Webster of Elmira, New York, Brad Lacey and Anthony King, both of Douglas, Willis Weaver III and Brandon Weaver, both of Atlanta; one sister, Wanda Jacobs of Atlanta; grandparents, Lillie Mae Powell of Douglas, and Willis and Ruby Weaver of Atlanta; seven aunts, Shirley Hampton, Mattie Webster and Alma Webster, all of Magnolia, Ark., Minister Vickie (Ellis) Lowe of Douglas, Evangelist Melissa (Min. Rick) Thomas of Little Rock, Ark., Rosemary Simpson of Hamburg, Ark., and Evangelina (Norris) McMillian of Douglas; seven uncles, Terry Horton, Charles Horton and Pierre Sims, all of Atlanta, Robert Lee (Mary Francis) Powell and Johnnie Lee Morris, all of Douglas, Christopher (Beatrice) Powell of Syracuse, N.Y., Leon Webster, Jr. of Los Vegas, Nev., and Leodis Webster of Angola, La.; godparents, Minister Barbara Robinson and Bro. Clarence Robinson, Sr. of Douglas; special friends Joe and Kimberly Kennedy, David and Christy Morrow, and Shirley Ward, all of Atlanta. A host of other relatives also survive.
A grandfather, the late Leon Webster, Sr., preceded her in death.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Douglas City Cemetery with Apostle Billy R. Clay, Sr., officiating.
McIver Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.
Willie Mae G. Robinson
Mrs. Willie Mae Gifford Robinson, age 68, of Brunswick and formerly of Douglas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Glynn Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Robinson is the daughter of the late Joe and Minnie Gifford.
Survivors include: her husband, Jimmy Lee Robinson; one son, Larry Gifford and wife Quillia; four sisters, Eva Mae Tanksley, Annie Lanier and Rebecca White and husband, Leon, all of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Victoria Smith and husband Nathaniel of Douglas; one uncle, Rev. Herbert Gifford and wife, Hilda, of Broxton; one aunt, Fannie Gifford of Broxton; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First African Baptist Church in Brunswick.
Noirena G. Sinclair
Mrs. Noirena Girtman Sinclair, age 77, of Douglas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Sinclair was born July 22, 1928, the third child of Clarence and Pauline Moseley Girtman of Hazlehurst. She served as President of her senior class and was a 1945 graduate of Hazlehurst High School and a graduate of South Georgia College. She taught business at West Green School. On June 17, 1948, she married her high school sweetheart, Bobby Louis Sinclair. Together they raised three children and shared responsibilities running a Douglas community grocery store, Sinclair Brothers Foodland, before retiring in 1970 to enjoy traveling and her church and community groups.
Noirena Sinclair began Christian service as a young pianist at Union Springs Baptist Church in Hazlehurst where she attended as a youth. For 52 years she faithfully taught Sunday School children at Douglas First Baptist Church where she also enjoyed serving the Baptist Women’s Missionary Union, a young girls group (ACT Teens) and Singing Seniors Choir. She was also an active supporter of many missionary efforts including the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions, the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions, the World Hunger Offering, the Baptist Children’s Home Offering and the State Mission Offering.
She was a longtime member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, serving as president and treasurer. In addition, she was an active member and registrar of the Commodore Oliver Bowen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include: her husband, Bobby Louis Sinclair, and children Polly Sinclair Baker and husband Jerry of Valdosta; Sue Sinclair Miller and husband Steve of Douglas; and David Louis Sinclair of Douglas; grandchildren, Cadie Mills and husband Hal of Bainbridge, Ray Grantham and wife Shana, of Douglas; Don Baker and wife Erin of Atlanta, and Cliff Baker of Valdosta; one great-grandson, Tyler Grantham of Douglas; one sister, Frances Girtman Ogelsby of Tifton; one brother, R.C. Girtman and wife Ruth of Portland, Ore.; several nieces, nephews, special friends Catherine Moodie and Gean Smith. Mrs. Sinclair was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Girtman Smitansky and parents, Clarence Mortimer Girtman and Pauline Moseley Girtman.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20, at Douglas First Baptist Church with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Soloist Gayland Collins sang, “Sweet, Sweet Spirit.” Minister of Music Bobby Stevenson led the congregational hymn, ‘Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,’ and a special chime arrangement of ‘Amazing Grace,’ was provided by her son, Louis Sinclair. Prelude selections were provided by Martha Gilliard on the piano and David Van Wyk on the cello. Interment took place at Douglas City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Ray Grantham, Cliff Baker, Don Baker, Jim Girtman, John Girtman, Jeff Girtman and Frankie Snow.
Honorary pallbearers included the Commodore Oliver Bowen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Green Thumb Garden Club and the Sara Betty Durham Sunday School Class.
Sims Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.